EW has come through again with more images from The Hunger Games. They’ve already given us a look at Jennifer Lawrence in the lead role Katniss and yesterday we saw Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth as Peeta and Gale. Today, we get a few new images that show off all three leads. Unlike the photos that we saw before, these are from scenes in the film and are a bit more revealing than the first look pictures.
Having never read the books, I’m not sure which scenes these photos are depicting but I can say that the film looks pretty interesting. From what we see here, non-fans or those who haven’t read the books, can start to form an opinion on what they think of the film. The dystopian future society looks like it’s coming alive quite nicely and I get a bit of an apocalyptic sense from the picture of Josh Hutcherson standing in front of the building. As of now, I’m intrigued.
The shot of Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence shows off Katniss’ weapons (which we’ve already seen) and the one of just Hemsworth and Hutcherson walking side by side simply gives us yet another look at their characters and how they’ll appear in the film.
Lionsgate has a lot riding on the film as they’re hoping to turn it into a franchise similar to Twilight. That’s a lofty goal but so far, I’m liking what I see from the film. A trailer would definitely be nice but the gritty world mixed with the lush forests is certainly appealing and as far as the film’s visual style goes, I think both fans and non-fans will be pleased.
The Hunger Games opens on March 23, 2012
The Hunger Games chronicles a dystopic Capitol which requires its twelve subjugated districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl, forced to participate in the annual “Hunger Games,” a fight-to-the-death live televised event. Katniss Everdeen’s little sister is chosen in the lottery to participate and Katniss volunteers to take her place. Although persevering through hardship is commonplace for Katniss, she must start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love in order to win the games and return home.